Our motto at Burgess Hill Girls is ‘I am, I can, I should, I will’. It encapsulates the journey students take with us. Discovering who you are, what you are capable of, the importance of supporting others and developing the will to achieve your dreams. When you join Burgess Hill Girls you become part of a unique empowering community where there are no limits.
We love learning at Burgess Hill Girls and this passion extends far beyond the curriculum into all aspects of life. We believe in a complete education and successfully combine an excellent academic provision with a strong pastoral programme and an immense variety of enrichment activities while always focussing on the needs of the individual.
This quote from our recent ISI Inspection succinctly summarises the benefits of a Burgess Hill Girls education.
“The commitment to a holistic co-curricular offering firmly underpins high achievement in many fields, enabling pupils to develop their talents wherever they may be.”
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Entrance is assessed via CAT4 cognitive assessment, from GL.
CAT4 is one of, if not the most unique school assessment in circulation. Most children will not have encountered either the CAT4 question types or the format, previously. The good news is that the very specific nature of the exam, means that with effort and perseverance it is possible to achieve confident preparation for your CAT4 entrance exam.
CAT4 is broken into 4 broad categories:
We have partnered with the test experts at Ready Steady Pass, to bring you the most accurate and best value CAT4 practise material for children between 6 and 13 years of age. The tests are prepared by specialist CAT4 writers and audited by AQA and EdExcel exam markers, and ISI independent school inspectors. Tests aretaken online, include unlimited resits and emailed results including answer sheets to share with tutors and parents.
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What questions can I expect?
Each of the 4 questions categories in CAT4 (which GL call "batteries") has two different question types, creating 8 mini exams.
Quantitative Reasoning assess numerical questions, with a focus on patterns and relationships:
Number Series questions involve identifying the missing number in a sequence.
Number Analogies questions are to do with spotting the relationships between pairs of numbers.
Verbal Reasoning asses the relationship between words:
The Verbal Classification battery focuses on word classes and word types.
Verbal Analogiesquestions identify the relationship between pairs of words.
Non-Verbal Reasoning looks at the relationship between shapes:
Figure Classificationasks you to spot the relationship between a series of images and select the image that matches them.
Figure Matricesshows a pattern of shapes presented in a square, challenging us to choose the missing shape.
Spatial Reasoning is a particular kind of non-verbal reasoning:
Figure Recognitionquestions challenge us to find a hidden shape within an image.
Figure Analysis questions, sometimes called Folding questions, present the challenges of recognising unfolded paper that has been hole punched at a certain fold.